Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service is running a competition to celebrate turning 50 in April.

The group is calling on "budding young artists and creators" to design what they think a fire engine will look like in another 50 years' time.

There are several prizes up for grabs in the different age categories. They are as follows:

- A giant replica fire engine, donated by Scania UK, for the best design by someone aged seven and under

- The winner in the age 8-11 category will receive a fire station LEGO set

- The winner in the aged 12 and over category will get a shopping voucher

There are also many runner up prizes to be had.

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Hayley Douglas, Assistant Director for Communication and Engagement at Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service, explained: “When looking back at old photos from around 1974 when Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service was formed, it is amazing to see how different the fire engines look.

"It made us wonder what they will be like in another 50 years’ time and so we thought this was a great theme for a competition to involve young people in our 50 year celebrations.  

"Entries can be a drawing, a model, a Minecraft design, a Lego creation, a computer-aided design – anything to show what a fire engine might look like in 2074. We’re really excited to see the creations!”

All you need to do to submit an entry is take a photo of your child's design, however they've created it, and send it to

You'll need to include your child's first name, their age, the district they live in, and your phone number to be contacted on if you're child's entry wins.

You can also send pictures (and the required information) in the post to: Communication and Engagement, Fire Service HQ, Hinchingbrooke Cottage, Brampton Road, Huntingdon PE29 2NA

The competition will run until Monday, June 3.